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Asking Powerful Questions: Reframing Tactical Requests for Strategic Results

May 20, 2023
Managing the Learning Function
When managers request learning (or another solution), learning professionals need to ask powerful questions that move beyond the tactical solution request and focus on strategic results. Asking powerful questions is a key skill that can position learning professionals as strategic partners.
Christopher Adams, Principal Consultant - Performance Change Strategies LLC

Application on the Job 1

Differentiate between tactical and strategic opportunities.

Application on the Job 2

Ask powerful questions to reframe tactical requests into discussions of business and performance results.

Application on the Job 3

Use criteria to determine if a situation qualifies as a strategic opportunity.

Target Audience

All TD Professionals

Learning Approaches

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Learning Path(s)

Consultant, Level Up Your Talent Development Toolkit, Talent Leaders
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